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5 reasons to buy a Holiday Home in Costa del Sol or Costa Blanca.

5 reasons to buy a Holiday Home in Costa del Sol or Costa Blanca.

You need a real change? You are bored by the cold of United Kingdom and you are looking for sun, good climate, and a paradise life? You must go to Spain!! Especially to the Costa del Sol or Costa Blanca which are the two costs with better climate in Spain. THE COSTA DEL SOL AND THE COSTA BLANCA According to a study made by franchise estate agent’s Iberia Real Estate, 20% of foreigners plan on buying a holiday home in Spain and most of them plan on buying on the Costa del Sol or on the Costa Blanca thanks to its good quality of life and its Mediterranean climate. Those two costs are very famous in the real estate market because foreigners use to buy over there. They are also very famous for its tourism sector, that’s why it is very interesting to acquire a property in those two areas especially as a holiday home. REASONS FOR BUYING A HOLIDAY HOME THE MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE You will be lucky to enjoy a fantastic climate buying a holiday home in one of those two Costas! The summer is very hot, that’s why the beaches are the best place to be on by that time of the year. Moreover it’s a real pleasure to live over there during the winter which is very sweet. The people living on the Costa del Sol speak about more than 330 sunny days per year.     2. THE PRICE   Buying a property in Spain will result you cheaper than in your own country. More exactly it could be 50% cheaper because of the collapse...
Healthy lifestyle on the Costa del Sol

Healthy lifestyle on the Costa del Sol

Are you looking to buy a property in Spain? Then the Costa del Sol might be the right place for you and your heath. ” Vitamin D”  the “Sunshine Vitamin” Vitamin D or the sunshine vitamin is crucial to good health. Only 10 per cent of the vitamin is gained through food or pills. The main source is Ultra Violet B. It stimulates vitamin D receptors in the skin. The sun has to be above 45 degrees for rays to penetrate the atmosphere sufficiently to generate the vitamin. You should make sure to get vitamin D through sunlight.   We need vitamin D to help the body absorb calcium and phosphate from our diet. These minerals are important for healthy bones, teeth and muscles. Vitamin D deficiency was more common in those who were also experiencing anxiety and depression. Research suggests that vitamin D may also play a role in: Reducing your risk of multiple sclerosis. Decreasing your chance of developing heart disease. Helping to reduce your likelihood of developing the flu. With on average 320 days of sun a year it is quite obvious why the Costa del Sol has become a firm favourite with holidaymakers. Fresh Air For Better Health Air is the most essential element needed to sustain life. Overall health of your body and mind in a great degree depends upon the amount of pure, fresh air breathed. Fresh air is a free gift that we need to breathe liberally. To enjoy fresh air, it does not mean that you can find it everywhere outdoors. In large cities, finding clean and fresh air is not...
7 Important Considerations for Buying a Home

7 Important Considerations for Buying a Home

When you are thinking about buying a property on the Costa del Sol, there are many things to consider in order to ensure that no costly mistakes are made. If it isn’t done with certain considerations in mind, buying a property in Marbella, Estepona or Benahavis could cost you more than you bargained for.  The process of house buying can be a source of major stress wherever you are. This is why Paradise Marbella pulls out all the stops to make sure that our customers always get the best deal – whichever side of the fence they’re on. Our team of experts know very well the pitfalls and common errors made when buying and selling property. There are certainly some golden rules to follow. Houses for sale on the Costa del Sol can be very tempting; this we understand. It can be very exciting searching for a new property, but before you rush in and buy based on its mind-blowing aesthetics, though, it would be prudent to have assessed the property fully. 1. Don’t judge a book by its cover Your first impressions are important, but they are not all. Sellers will of course be looking to secure the best price for their property and so are likely to put some effort into improving the facilities and appearance of the property before putting it on the market. This is great on one hand, and potentially deceiving on another. The overall appearance of a room can be misleading, so it’s important to study the structure of the place. Look out for appliances that are past their ‘use by’ date, and...
What are the Living Costs for an Expat in Spain?

What are the Living Costs for an Expat in Spain?

When trying to price up a move to the Costa del Sol, it’s only reasonable to consider the costs involved in your whole new lifestyle, not only the cost of buying a property in Marbella, for example. You may be considering how far your income will stretch in Spain, given that it can be a little costly to get set up somewhere new, especially abroad. Fortunately, Spain is still on the cheap side for expats when compared to many other places in Europe, when it comes to living expenses. The cost has actually been going down, which is no doubt good news and some areas popular with tourists and have seen prices declining in shops. Costs haven’t changed too much over the last few years, since the relatively recent economic crisis kept living costs here in Spain from rising excessively. It is worth noting that fluctuations in currency rates between the Euro and the US dollar have significantly affected the numbers when it comes to cost of living. Below you will find a little insight into the basic costs of living, to give you a bit of an idea about what you can expect when investing in your Costa del Sol dream home! Utility bills Electric bills for a couple can be around 40€ per month. Note that if you use air conditioning in the hotter months, this can raise another thirty percent on average. Gas bills for a couple are around the same at approximately 40€ per month. Note that a furnace that runs on gas could significantly bump up the gas bill in winter by another 35€...
Meanwhile on the Costa del Sol in 2016…

Meanwhile on the Costa del Sol in 2016…

There’s usually a lot happening on the Sunshine Coast, that’s for sure! Things have been looking up for Spain in general over the last year, but 2016 looks set to be even more promising, going by what we’re hearing in the local news! Here’s a snapshot of 2016 is panning out, which should be great news to those looking to spend a bit of time here, or even better – find your ideal Beachfront Home For Sale in Spain There are huge investments in tourism underway The Commonwealth of Municipalities, the Provincial Council, and the National Government have got together and made an agreement that will greatly benefit the Costa del Sol. The three bodies have made a pact to invest over €1million in order to improve the organisational structures and facilities on the Costa del Sol. The bid to make such improvements to Costa del Sol’s infrastructure has created much anticipation and excitement, with continued and increased touristic interest and popularity anticipated. 2015 was considered to be the best year yet for tourism; 10.6 million tourists visited the Sunshine Coast last year! Many of them loved it so much that they decided to invest in apartments for sale in marbella centre, as the housing news below indicates. We have it on good authority that in a display of commitment to the Costa del Sol’s future, the President of the Commonwealth of Municipalities of the Costa del Sol recently made an agreement with President of Malaga Provincial Council and the State Secretary of Tourism; this means that they are will be investing a great deal to improve the Costa...
Summer Festivities in the South of Spain

Summer Festivities in the South of Spain

As a country Spain is well-known for its colourful, passionate and vibrant celebrations that take place throughout the year and throughout the country due to a large number of different themes and occasions. Whether it be a feria, a fiesta or a carnaval the Spanish never miss an opportunity to express their romantic nature through music and dance, gastronomic delights, beautiful costumes or fantastic performances. Such celebrations are characteristic of Spain and the lifeblood of the Spanish people. Should you be in the market for a Golden mile property for sale or Puerto Banus properties for sale some detailed information on this topic can be of great help. Types of festivities The majority of Spain’s traditional festivals are religious in their origin, such as the `carnaval´ that represents a period of indulgence before lent. Other traditional celebrations are held for important dates in the religious calendar, such as the Holy Week or the days of patron saints particular to each town or village. There are also more particular ferias and fiestas that celebrate age-old traditions of food or wine, flamenco or bullfighting right up to even more bizarre events that earn international attention such as La Tomatina in Bunol near Valencia, where attendees throw tomatoes at each other. In addition to this, Spain also has its fair share of modern festivals that include international music festivals and gay pride marches. Dress While it’s not obligatory to wear costumes at special events, the magnificent traditional outfits of locals may be enough to make anyone wearing ordinary clothes feel jealous. The most famous of these is the flamenco dress that originates...
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